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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 570-576
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2013.570.576
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Theobromine Toxicity and Remediation of Cocoa By-products: An Overview

N.A. Adamafio

Cocoa-producing and processing countries generate huge quantities of cocoa by-products that have potential as livestock feed. Theobromine, a ubiquitous methylxanthine in the cocoa plant, imposes limitations on the use the by-products by exerting detrimental effects on animals at high dietary concentrations. This has necessitated studies on the development of appropriate detheobromination methods. A measure of success has been achieved using hot water extraction, alkali treatment or microbial treatment. This mini-review discusses progress made in the development of appropriate physicochemical and biological remediation procedures for cocoa waste products.
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N.A. Adamafio , 2013. Theobromine Toxicity and Remediation of Cocoa By-products: An Overview. Journal of Biological Sciences, 13: 570-576.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2013.570.576


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